UK-based telecom company O2 will soon be launching its free Wi-Fi services on the London Underground. As of July 22, 2013, customers of the company will be able to access free Wi-Fi. Back in April 2013, the telecom company said that the free service will be live by June of this year, but nothing could be materialized at that point.
O2 said that it is now in the final stages of testing and spokesperson for the company said that the service will be rolled out by the end of July 2013. A spokesperson from O2 said, “O2 is testing Underground WiFi service between now and official launch on 22 July to ensure fully operational service upon launch”. The announcement also stated that the service will start officially on July 22, 2013 and be free for all O2 Wi-Fi registered users.
The launch of this service means that the O2 customers will be able to access the network which was installed by the Virgin Media before the London Olympics in 2012, at 120 stations across the tube network. The service will also be available in some of the busiest stations on the tube network, like the Piccadilly Circus and Kings Cross St Pancras.
The move means that all mobile customers in the UK, except those on Three, can access tube Wi-Fi for free.